By Grey Lee
Congratulations to the six new board members for the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter! We look forward to working together as a community to improve our built environment and meet our mission.
Thank you to all the candidates that ran for our board! The diversity and experience of our candidate pool is a testament to the strength of our community.
Barbra Batshalom, Sustainable Performance Institute
Barbra is the founder and president of the Sustainable Performance Institute, a national organization that assists the building industry in institutionalizing sustainability. Additionally, she has founded The Green Roundtable as well as leading the way in forming our own USGBC Massachusetts chapter! Barbra is a trailblazer is transforming businesses and the building industry into a more sustainable field.
John Dalzell, Boston Redevelopment Authority
John has been deeply involved with USGBC and LEED for many years now as illustrated by his awarded position as LEED Fellow, Accredited Professional in BD+C and Neighborhood Development, and as a founding member of the USGBC Massachusetts chapter. John is also a senior architect for sustainable development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and a champion for Green Building and Community Programs.
Mike Davis, Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)
Mike has a rich and varied past working in housing and urban planning, including the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Bronx Planning Unit, and the HUD Multifamily Unit. Currently, Mike is a Program Officer with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in which he manages the MA Green Retrofit Initiative, works with energy auditors, and analyzes funding opportunities.
Carrie Havey, The Green Engineer
Carries joined the USGBC MA chapter within her first few months in Boston and has brought sustainability into all aspects of her work. She currently works as a Project Manager at The Green Engineer. Carrie has over twelve years of experience in planning and landscape architecture from Concord Square Planning & Development, Stantec, Tompkins County Planning Department, and others.
Shawn Hesse, emersionDESIGN
Shawn leads the Cambridge office of emersionDESIGN and focuses on integrating sustainability into all of his design, planning, and policy work for clients. He has proudly designed and consulted Net Zero energy projects and LEED Platinum Certified buildings. Furthermore, Shawn has educated and trained hundreds in LEED with support from USGBC. He also serves on the national board of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility.
Tiffany King, Commodore Construction
Now a Project Manager at Commodore Builders, Tiffany was previously at E.M Harris Construction Company and Paric Corporation. Through her experience in commercial and residential construction management, she has demonstrated superb collaboration skills and a passion for sustainable and high-efficiency design.